Category: Contractors

HMRC to stop automatically sending paper self-assessment returns

Taxpayers will still be able to file a paper return if they choose, but HMRC will encourage those who are able to file online to do so.

Chancellor finally provides financial support to the self-employed

Millions of people across the UK could benefit from the new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

Government launches Coronavirus business support

The Chancellor of the Exchequer: “We are working round the clock to do whatever it takes to protect our people and businesses. That means that we are not only taking unprecedented action but doing so at unprecedented speed, because we know that businesses and their employees need help now.”

IR35 private sector changes put on hold

Larsen Howie: ‘We’d like to stress that the legislation has been delayed, not cancelled; any investments you’ve made or are making in getting ready for the reform will not be wasted and will stand you in good stead versus competitors who are burying their heads in the sand’.

Contractor groups call for emergency Coronavirus fund

IPSE: ‘Coronavirus is not only a health crisis, but an income crisis that threatens the self-employed in particular’.

Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks

Sterling: ‘Robust screening processes and confirmation of an individual’s previous work experience are crucial for a huge number of roles, regardless of the level of the individual’.

Employers must take necessary measures to protect staff from Coronavirus threat, says CIPD

With the government unveiling its action plan to deal with the Coronavirus threat, it has highlighted that at the peak of this event, a fifth of workers could be absent from work.

Business confidence on the up

Overall business confidence remained at 23%, having increased for five consecutive months to January’s 14-month high.